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Archive for September, 2010

Jeanne Mammen: City of Women at the Des Moines Art Center, September 10-December 12, 2010.  From the museum’s website:  “A sharp observer of urban life, Mammen was among the first generation of female artists able to live independently, allowing her the chance to roam about 1920s and 30s Europe with a freedom only male artists had previously enjoyed. Unsurprisingly, her images often focus on other independent women, from haughty socialites and fashionable middle class shop girls to street singers and prostitutes.”

Here’s a link to the Jeanne Mammen Foundation.  And another to a Flickr set of her work.

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Okay, so I can’t tell if the title of Caleb Weintraub’s new show at Peter Miller in Chicago is “The Leisure Class–Off the Wall and Out on a Limb” or if it’s “Rumspringa Humdinger” or if it’s both.  “Both” seems like the most likely option.  Here are  links to our interview with Caleb back in the… Part 1 Part 2

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Kelley Johnson: Recent Paintings at Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, September 10-November 6, 2010.

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Unfortunately, I forgot to write down titles.

See our previous post on this exhibit.

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A retrospective of paintings by Bonnie Sklarski, titled Anatomy Botany, Geology:  Nature Narratives is on view at Indiana University’s SOFA Gallery, until October 8, 2010.  In Bonnie Sklarski’s words:  “My retrospective is a privileged opportunity to highlight what are the deepest, most challenging questions I have lived with. From science to poetic narrative, I have tried to be fearless in my study and true to my natural curiosity.”

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Willem De Kooning, “Excavation”, from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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